BRENT COLE

Associate Professor, School of Art

Ball State University

 

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

 

2003                                       Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture         

                                               University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

                                              

1992                                       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Glass           

                                               Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L    E X P E R I E N C E

                                    

2010 – Present                      Associate Professor of Glass, (Tenured, 2015)

                                               Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

 

2004 – 2010                          Visiting Assistant Professor of Glass

                                               University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

 

2008                                       Instructor

                                               Armory Art Center; West Palm Beach, Florida

 

2007                                       Architectural Glass Conference and Workshop

                                               Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, Oregon

 

2006                                       Educator’s Workshop

                                               Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, Oregon

 

2003, 2004, 2006, 2008     Workshop Instructor for Glass

                                               John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

 

2001- 2004                            Partner / Co-Founder

                                               Ipso Facto Glass, Burnsville, North Carolina

 

2000, 2001, 2006, 2007       Workshop Instructor for Glass

                                               Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

 

2000 - 2001                           Instructor of Record for Introduction to Sculpture

                                               University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

 

2000                                       Teaching assistant for Sculptural Glass

                                               Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

 

1999 - 2000                           Instructor of Record for Introduction to Glass

                                               University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

 

1999                                       Instructor of Record for Advanced Glass

                                               University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

 

1999                                       Teaching assistant for Hot and Cold Glass

                                               Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

 

 

1995 - 1998                             Emerging Professional Artist for Glass 

                                               Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

        

1996                                       Teaching assistant for Hot and Cold Glass

                                               Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

 

1994 - 1995                             Instructor and Technician for Beginning and Advanced Glass

                                               New Orleans School of Glass Works, New Orleans, Louisiana

 

 

F U N D E D   G R A N T S

 

2014                                        Presidential Travel Grant – Wroclaw, Poland and Berlin, Germany

                                                Ball State Univerisity, Muncie, Indiana

 

2014                                        Aspire Grant: Junior Faculty Creative Arts Competition - Scotland

                                                Ball State Univerisity, Muncie, Indiana

 

2010                                        Discovery Grant – Educational Outreach

                                                Ball State Univerisity, Muncie, Indiana

                                               

2010                                        Aspire Grant – New Faculty Start-up

                                                Ball State Univerisity, Muncie, Indiana

 

1999 - 2001                             Brodie Grant

                                                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

1999                                        Brodie Graduate Fellowship

                                                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

1997                                        Award of Merit

                                                Art with a Southern Drawl, Mobile, Alabama

                                    

1992                                        Helen Greene Perry Traveling Scholarship

                                                Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

 

 

A W A R D S   A N D   S P E C I A L   R E C O G N I T I O N

 

2015                                        Best of Show

                                                GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland

                                                Indianapolis Art Center; Indianapolis, Indiana

 

2015                                        Merit Award for Three-Dimensional Work

                                                Open Space: Art About the Land

                                                Minnetrista; Muncie, Indiana

 

2015                                        Honorable Mention

                                                Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

                                                Quincy Art Center; Quincy, Illinois

                                   

2014                                        Second Place Winner

                                                GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland

                                                Gallery 924; Indianapolis, Indiana

                       

2013                                        Purchase Award Winner

                                                Figures of Speech

                                                Anderson Center for the Arts; Anderson, Indiana

                       

2012                                        Third Place

                                                2012 Indiana Glass Arts Exhibition

                                                Anderson University Art Gallery, Anderson, Indiana

                 

2011                                        Purchase Award

                                                Open Space: Art About the Land

                                                Minnetrista; Muncie, Indiana

                             

2011                                        Honorable Mention

                                                Illiana Artists 13th Regional Juried Exhibition

                                                Charleston Art Center; Chesterton, Indiana

 

2011                                        Second Place and Honorable Mention

                                                2011 Regional Juried Exhibition

                                                Indiana University Kokomo; Kokomo, Indiana

 

2010                                        Second Place

                                                Open Space: Art About the Land

                                                Minnetrista; Muncie, Indiana

 

 

 

S E L E C T E D     E X H I B I T I O N S

 

2017                                        Points of Departure

                                                Juried by curator Adriane Levy

                                                John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Sheboygan, WI

 

2017                                        International Glass Symposium Rona Exhibition

                                                Juried by Patrick Illo

                                                Gallery NOVA; Bratislava, Slovakia

 

2016                                        GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland

                                                Juried by Jeff Ballard and Carmen Lozar

                                                Atrium Gallery; Indianapolis, IN

 

2016                                        200 years of Indiana Art

                                                Indiana State Museum; Indianapolis, IN

 

2016                                        Ceramics and Glass. Sensual Areas

Curated by Professor Margaret Dajewska and Dr. Bozena Sacharczuk

The City Museum of Wroclaw; Wroclaw, Poland

 

2016                                        Treading Water: Jacinda Russell and Brent Cole, (invitational)

Arts Place; Portland, Indiana

 

 2016                                       Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition (international juried)

                                                Charlottenborg Palace; Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2015                                        Global Glass 2015, (international online)

hosted on sculpturefix.com

 

2015                                        GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland

Juried by Marc Petrovic and Josh Dewall

Indianapolis Art Center; Indianapolis, Indiana

 

2015                                        Biennial Quad-State Exhibit

Juried by Miranda Krajniak

Quincy Art Center; Quincy, Illinois

 

2015                                        Craft Forms 2015

Juried by Ronald T. Labaco

Wayne Art Center; Wayne, Pennsylvania

 

2015                                        The Water Show, (national juried)

Core: New Art Space; Denver, Colorado

 

2015                                        Workshop Instructor Exhibition, (invitational)

Appalachian Center for Crafts; Smithville, Tennessee

 

2015                                        American Craft Glass Today: Glass, (national juried)

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts; Highlands, North Carolina

 

2015                                        A Car, Stars, and the In-between, (solo)

Earlham College Gallery; Richmond, Indiana

 

2014                                        Glass, (national invitational)

Cinema Gallery; Urbana, Illinois

 

2014                                        Wanderlust, (national juried)

Indiana University at Kokomo, Kokomo, Indiana

 

2013                                        Lifeforms, (national juried)

                                                Hodge Gallery, Pittsburgh Glass Center; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

2013                                        Drawing Practice, (invitational)

                                                Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing; Muncie, Indiana

 

2013                                        Red Right Returning, (solo)

                                                Illinois Wesleyan University - The Merwin and Wakeley Gallery; Bloomington, Illinois

 

2012                                        Fusion, (invitational)

                                                Ball State University - The Atrium Gallery; Muncie, Indiana

 

2012                                        Now Wow

                                                Hudson Gallery; Hudson, Ohio

 

2012                                        50 x 50, (invitational)

                                                Muskegon Museum of Art; Muskegon, Michigan

 

2011                                       Odd Couples, (invitational)

                                                Flame Run Gallery; Louisville, Kentucky

 

2011                                        Flora and Fauna

                                                The 930; Louisville, Kentucky

 

2010 - 2011                             Ucross Residents, (invitational)

Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center; Casper, Wyoming

 

2010                                        Showtel 8

                                                Hotel Biba; West Palm Beach, Florida

 

2009                                        Capturing Ghosts of My Past Consumption (solo)

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana

                                              

2006                                        Floats above, Floats below (solo)

                                                Edge Zones, Miami, Florida

 

2006                                        Introductions 2006

                                                Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia        

 

2005                                        Contemporary Glass

                                                Rubygreen Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

                                                (Catalogue)

 

2005                                        Revolution/Evolution

                                                Art Basel, Miami, Florida

                                                (Catalogue)

 

2005                                        Barking Up the Wrong Tree

                                                Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California

 

2005                                        Compelled by Content

                                                Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

                                                (Catalogue)

 

 

2005                                       Buoyancy (solo)

                                               Rebus Works Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

2004                                       Affinitas

                                               Art Basel, Miami, Florida

 

2003                                       Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight

                                               North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

                                               (Book)

 

2002                                       Organic / Mechanic

                                               John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 

2001                                       Apocalypse Next Week

                                               Ispace, Chicago, Illinois

                                               Jurors:  Buzz Spector and Linda Robbennolt

                                               (Catalogue)

 

 

B I B L I O G R A P H Y

 

Oseye T. Boyd; A Touch of Glass; Muncie Star Press; 10/26/2011; Sections 1C and 3C

 

Charo Oquet and David Verdi, Supermix:  Union of the Diverse Contemporary Art in Miami, EdgeZones         Book Press, November 2008.

 

Jerry Cullum, Review, "Young Artists Go Deep", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 9, 2006,        Section L, 3.

 

Lark Books, 500 Glass Objects: A Celebration of Functional and Sculptural Glass, May 28, 2006.

 

Huston Pascal, Linda Johnson Dougherty, Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, Prestel    

Publishing, November 1, 2003.

 

Terry Neuhoff, Review, New Art Examiner, Vol. 29, November/December, 2001, 93.

 

Leah Finch, Interview, “Apocalypse Next Week”, Dialogue, September/October, 2001, 31-35.

 

Alan G. Artner, “Visions by Four”, Chicago Tribune, August 10, 2001, Section 7C, 32.

 

Rosemary James, “Glass Act”, Southern Living, November/December, 1996, 86-90.

 

 

 

A R T I S T    R E S I D E N C I E S

 

2015                                       Artist in Residence

                                               StarWorks, Star, North Carolina

 

2005                                       Artist in Residence

                                               Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California

 

2002                                       Fellowship Selection

                                               Wheaton Village, Millville, New Jersey

 

2001 – 2004                                    Resident Artist     

                                               Energy Xchange, Burnsville, North Carolina

 

2001                                       Resident Artist

                                               Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming

 

1995 - 1998                                     Emerging Professional Artist

                                               Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

 

 

U N I V E R S I T Y   C I T I Z E N S H I P

 

2015                                        Search committee for Associate Professor for Jewelry/ Metals

 

2015                                        Search committee for Glass Facilities Manager

 

2015                                        Search committee for Director of the School of Art

 

2013 - 2015                             Laboratory Safety and Security committee

 

2010 - 2015                             Advisory committee    

                                   

2010, 2012, 2015                    Graduate committee

 

2014                                        Scholarship committee

 

2014                                        Search committee for Director of the School of Art

 

2013 - 2014                             Teaching Evaluation committee

 

2012 - 2013                             Salary committee

 

2013                                        Visiting Artist committee

 

2012                                        Search committee for Assistant Professor of Glass

 

2011                                        Search committee for Assistant Professor of Glass

 

2010                                        Compliance training for search committee

 

2010                                        MFA site visit